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Miropiko Kindergartens Waikato

Hours Monday - Friday
Extended Day: Any 6.5 - 7.5hrs between 8am - 3.30pm
Morning: Any 4 - 4.5hrs between 8am - 12.30pm
Afternoon: Any 3 - 3.5hrs between 12pm - 3.30pm
20 Hours free from 2 years old.
$4.00 per hour for any additional hours*
(*NOTE: $5.25 per hour if you have attested any of your 20 ECE Hours at another service)
Contact P 07 855 6773

0800 CHILDREN (244 537)

Address 309 River Road, Hamilton
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Enrol from birth. 20 FREE Hours from 2 years of age.

Koi a e kai ana i te miro, noona te ngahere. Koi a e kai ana i te maatauranga. Noona te ao. For those who partake of the miro, the forest belongs to them. For those who partake of education, the world is their domain.

Miropiko Kindergartens Waikato is well-respected for delivering high quality, affordable (cheap!) education and childcare. A lively happening place with plenty of learning, discoveries and adventures to be had. We have recently completed a huge renovation of our playground, so now even more than ever, the children are taking advantage of the outdoor challenges and adventures to be had!

We provide weekly visits to the Miropiko Pa Reserve where we are kaitiaki (carers) of the Reserve. We have small group activities every Wednesday morning, and every year we provide art work that is displayed in the public library. At Miropiko we have also joined with the Hamilton City Council to provide a safe walking programme called Happy Feet.

  • Warm & welcoming staff who are passionate about teaching and learning.
  • Safe, caring and stimulating environment.
  • Well resourced and large outdoor play area.
  • Children develop social interaction and respect.
  • Private online learning portfolios for parents (sharing photos, videos and stories about your child).
  • An exclusive early childhood partnership with the Enviroschools Programme (eg. recycling, composting, gardening).
  • In Partnership with Sports Waikato Under5 Energize to eat healthy, be active & have fun! 
  • Learning based on the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.
  • Value family/whānau and kindergarten partnership.
  • Transition to school programme.

We look forward to meeting you when you come to visit.

"Committed staff who put a lot of effort into making it a fun place where lots of learning takes place."

"High quality interactions strongly influence the kindergarten's warm, family-like atmosphere."

"A broad range of activities inside and outside the kindergarten."

Our qualified staff carefully plan programmes that fulfil the early childhood curriculum. We aim to ensure children are competent, confident and successful learners. Children will learn and develop:

  • A strong foundation in reading, writing and maths
  • Art, creativity, music and dance skills
  • An understanding of sustainability and their environment
  • The importance of New Zealand's heritage
  • Social skills, behaviour management and manners
  • Self confidence
  • Learning skills such as independence, creativity and curiosity
  • Friendships that may last throughout their schooling
  • Relationships with consistent, familiar teachers
  • To understand and operate within a structured routine

Teachers provide learning extensions that prepare you child for school which include numeracy & numbers, literacy & language, nature & science, computers & technology, puzzles & games, creative arts, sand & water play, trips, transition to school programme, child friendships… and more!

Children work together at mat time to share daily information, stories, songs, movement, drama & waiata, etc.

Our Qualified Team


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